The Central Committee of Ruet-i-Hilal announced on Saturday that the moon of Muharram was seen in the country, DawnNewsTV reported.
According to Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman of the committee, Muharram will begin on September 1, while Ashura – Muharram 10 – will fall on September 10.
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is a month of mourning, observed in particular by Shia Muslims throughout the world.
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Commemorates the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD, where, among many, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Husain, was martyred and other family members were martyred or subjected to humiliation.
Given the need for additional security due to the increase in religious activity during the first 10 days of Muharram, the provincial governments have begun to make the corresponding arrangements.
The Sindh government has imposed a ban on passengers traveling in Muharram 9 and 10 to avoid adverse incidents and maintain law and order in the province.
In addition, carrying weapons and ammunition with the exception of uniformed police personnel, Rangers and other law enforcement agencies will also be prohibited from Muharram 1 to 10.
The assembly of five or more persons, except in the processions of Muharram, majalis and tazia, and the improper and provocative use of chalk, banners, posters and speeches have also been prohibited for 10 days under Section 144. Aerial shots and Procession departures without the permission of the competent authorities have also been excluded.
Similarly, the Islamabad administration and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have imposed a ban on riding in various parts of their regions, while the Punjab government has been considering ordering the same.